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[Wired] Intel Builds ‘Chip-to-Order’ Foundry Biz

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Intel is opening up its manufacturing facilities to third parties, as it takes the further tentative steps toward building a chip-to-order foundry business. The microprocessor giant announced last year that it would build FPGAs for Achronix Semiconductor, and on Tuesday a second FPGA designer, Tabula, said that it would have its chips built by Intel.

In its announcement, Tabula emphasized that it would be using Intel’s cutting-edge 22nm process with 3D trigate transistors. Intel’s manufacturing capabilities are world-leading, with none of the established microprocessor foundries—including TSMC, UMC, and AMD spin-off GlobalFoundries—able to match the company’s process.

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Waiting for AMD to use Intel to fab their chips...
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Waiting for AMD to use Intel to fab their chips...

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AMD wont since its in their license contract they have to be independant.
AMD got the x86 license because OEM's were scared Intel would tank and they wouldnt be able to supply chips, so they made Intel have a company that could legally make chips, incase intel couldnt supply them.
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I wonder if this might open up the motherboard chipset market somewhat.
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